The Piedmont section of North Carolina is home to variety of live music traditions that date back before the Civil War, even frontier days. Old-time string band, blue grass and gospel traditions dominate. Our local musicians are a great cultural asset. They often play free at community events but are also available for private parties and gatherings. Feel free to contact any of these bands to find out when and where they’ll be playing…
Little Brook Band – North Cooleemee’s Chattin family & friends play old time, bluegrass and gospel music at many community events and private parties. Call (336) 232-2419 and ask for Terri
Broke N Lonesome – John & Lynn Powell, John Goodson and the band are becoming well known for their unique old-time style. Contact them http://brokenlonesome.com/contact.html or by phone: John Powell at (336)751-1763 or John Goodson at (704) 278-2423.
Mona Jo Canupp – outstanding banjo picker. She plays with “Carolina Rose & the Bluegrass Girls” on the road. Locally she performs with “MJ & Friends” band as well as “Third Creek Station” which plays in Cleveland, NC on Tuesdays nights at CJ’s BBQ off Hwy 70 behind the Freightliner plant. Contact her by phone at (336) 284-2959 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selenea Barker – Renowned local gospel soloist plays many church and community events, stirring them with her amazing, soulful voice. She sings with the Refuge Community Church choir. Contact her at (336) 624-7034 in the evenings after work hours.
Jest Pass’N Thru – distinctive old-time and bluegrass played by Andy Williams, Mike Dwiggins and friends.
Sheffield Music Hall – Saturday nights bluegrass, gospel and old-time music at 7:30 pm. Located on Sheffield Road north of Mocksville, NC. Call Joanne Renegar for more info: (336) 546-3099